I am currently at a job making 12.50, this job pertains to running gas lines, serviceing eqp etc. Before this job i worked at a gas utilities company, good pay, and alot more job titles. I should have stayed but didnt. Here is my question, I have been wanting to get into the heating and air career( i am hvac licensed by my state board). I have been offered a job as a helper for the same amount of money i currently make. Current employer offers a two dollar raise.(but this will be all i ever make for the next 20 years). I really want to get into hvac so i declined raise(figuring that i will hopefully pass the 14.50 and hour offer). Did i do the right thing?